Dortmund and Real Madrid have endured contrasting campaigns so far this season. While Dortmund have enjoyed a good domestic start, Real Madrid have failed to hit the heights of the few seasons.
On Tuesday night the pair clash at the Signal Iduna Park in the Champions League, as both sides look to gain a vital win in the group.
Dortmund’s Champions League campaign has not followed their Bundesliga form, as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Premier League Tottenham. However, since BVB suffered defeat in north London, the German side have recorded three straight victories in the German top-flight.
Dortmund’s recent record in the Champions League is poor, as they have suffered four losses from their last five games in Europe. BVB suffered a 3-2 defeat against Monaco in their last home game in the Champions League, which ended a three-game winning run for the German side on home soil in Europe’s elite competition.
The visitors have endured mixed fortunes in La Liga. However, Zinedine Zidane’s side recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over APOEL on game week one.
European champions Real Madrid have been in formidable form in the Champions League, suffering just one defeat in their last 18 European outings. In fact, Los Blancos have won seven of their last eight games in this competition, including their last two games.
Their recent Champions League games have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last eight European games. Zidane’s team have lost just one of their last eight away games in the Champions League.
Recent games between these two teams have been close-cut, with both teams winning two games and two games finishing in draws in the last six meetings in all competitions. The last two meetings have finished in draws and that looks like the most likely outcome in this clash.